By Skin & Hair Academy  |   March 19, 2018


acne-1Acne is a common skin disease characterized by pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and cysts, that appear on the face, neck, chest, back and shoulders.

If ignored, acne can become a chronic problem. Here are some things to consider when treating acne.


  • Eat nutritious foods that give you the required daily intake of skin-friendly vitamins and minerals.
  • If a particular food item causes repeated breakouts, avoid it






  • Hydration + exercise
  • Exposing your skin to too much cold, heat and sunlight face-1




  • DO allow yourself some mild sun exposure to the sun as it can improve acne; but use a broad-spectrum sunscreen (SPF 30 or more,) when possible.
  • Don’t use lamps – this exposes you to the long-term risks of sun damage and cancer 






  • DO use your acne medication as prescribed, following directions carefully
  • Don’t self-medicate 

topical medications



  • DO spot-test all topical medications on a patch of skin to check for sensitivity. 
  • Don’t keep using the product if you have a bad reaction. Inform your doctor immediately.
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  • DO check in with your dermatologist if your acne does not clear or show any signs of improvement within 1-2 weeks of medication.
  • Do not continue your medication after your skin clears, this can have detrimental effects.





  • Do wash your face to remove excess oil and dead skin cells
  • Don’t overdo the washing – this can dry out skin adnd aggravate your acne problem.






  • Do wash your face after a workout and excessive sweating. Remember to wash your hands and face if you work around greasy food & oil. Excessive oil and sweat can block your pores.
  • Don’t use washcloths and puffs to wipe your skin as these can damage your skin.






  • Do keep hairspray and styling as far away from your face as possible during application. Change or wash your pillowcase regularly if you use hair care products.
  • Do not use hair products that contain oils and chemicals that can make your acne worse.

Acne Aggravators OR This Can Make Your Acne Worse!

 Oil-based makeup that blocks your pores-






 Oil-based hair products-





 Your monthly period-






 Picking at your pimples-






 Scrubbing or exfoliating your skin too vigorously-






 Tanning-






 Stress- 







How To Deal With Acne: Treat It Early, Treat It Right!
X Don’t overwash your faceface-wash




X Don’t use heavy cosmetics – a sure way to clog your pores
  Instead, use an oil-free foundation





X Don’t sunbathe or tan yourself outdoors
  Instead, protect your skin with oil-free sunscreen and lotions





X Don’t prick your pimples or pick at your acne 
  Instead, follow proper medication and CONSULT A DERMATOLOGIST.






Acne requires the attention of a medical professional. So, when in doubt, give us a shout! Skin & Hair Academy has the most comprehensive list of qualified dermatologists and skincare experts.  Find the best ones near you



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